October 2014 Table of Contents

Editor's Note
Editor's Notes Green: Not If, When

Look beyond temporary marketing gains, codes, and compliance at the best business decision, and you’ll see sustainability Read more

In The News
PulteGroup Buys Dominion The Columbus Dispatch PulteGroup Buys Dominion

Columbus Dispatch staffer Jim Weiker had the scoop Friday that Dominion Homes, central Ohio's largest homebuilder, was being acquired by the PulteGroup. The deal instantly changes the landscape of central Ohio home building, which for years has been dominated by Dominion and M/I Homes, both home-grown. Here, this morning, is Pulte's press statement confirming the deal. Read more

New Homes Must Meet the Needs of an Aging America New Homes Must Meet the Needs of an Aging America

Builders should look ahead and target younger buyers with universal design features that sell the ideal of aging in place. Read more

Construction Salaries Remain Flat Construction Salaries Remain Flat

Building industry workers in Florida and Texas receive the highest pay. Read more

Foundations
Shelter Lab Project of the Month Shelter Lab

The latest test house offers several fresh approaches to saving energy and resources Read more

Lots to Talk About in Texas Dashboard Lots to Talk About in Texas

Four Texas markets have reported solid lot demand for the past five months Read more

Ideal Homes Looks to Push the Green Envelope Ideal Homes Looks to Push the Green Envelope

When Ideal Homes started building green 25 years ago, it was a lot easier to push the cost-savings envelope. Read more

Products
Sound Off
Where Are the Home Buyers? Crowe's Economy Where Are the Home Buyers?

First-time buyers will resurface as the economy expands, jobs become more available, and salaries increase Read more

Features
2014 Hanley Award Winner: Bob Berkebile Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability 2014 Hanley Award Winner: Bob Berkebile

A rebel with a cause, architect Bob Berkebile’s ultimate vision is of a sustainable model so powerful that it justifies itself. Read more

2014 Hanley Award Winner: Make It Right Hanley Award for Community Service in Sustainability 2014 Hanley Award Winner: Make It Right

For neighborhoods left in the wake of tragedy, Make It Right provides not just a place to live, but a place to regain pride, ownership, and community. Read more

Is Green Building Good for Business? Is Green Building Good for Business?

BUILDER's special report examines the pitfalls and payoffs of high-performance construction Read more

Greenbuild LivingHome Brings Together an All-Star Team Greenbuild LivingHome Brings Together an All-Star Team

The demonstration home's team of experts brings modular design and construction to the LEED Platinum, Cradle To Cradle-inspired LivingHomes model. Read more

Build Smart
Attaching Deck Rail Posts Design and Construction Attaching Deck Rail Posts

Most states now require a specific bolted connection on decks. Here’s a look at how it’s done. Read more

How-To Drainable EIFS

Exterior insulation and finish systems took a beating when “barrier” systems failed widely in the 1990s, but EIFS are back in a new, robust form Read more

Raise the Roof and Seal the Deal Redline Raise the Roof and Seal the Deal

For energy-smart homes that draw more buyers, build a higher roof truss Read more

Callbacks Reverse-Lapped Step Flashing

If step flashing isn’t tucked behind the housewrap on the wall above, rainwater can drain into the walls below Read more

National Beat
Firmer Ground

Younger workers possibly could strengthen their economic status by joining the construction and building workforce Read more

Home Innovation Research Labs Making Strides

Significant recent efforts help propel green home appraisals Read more

Next
Energy Modernization Next Energy Modernization

Honda re-envisions energy management to mitigate fluctuation and achieve optimum efficiency. Read more

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